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Reviews for Vocus, Inc.

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.60
Support from management
2.80
Teamwork
3.40
Freedom to work independently
3.60
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.40
Environmental Friendliness
3.60
Work-Life Balance
3.40
Challenging Work
3.80
Inclusive / Diverse
4.20

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.20
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.60
Company Image
3.60
Job Security
2.40
Handicapped Accessibility
3.60
Workplace Safety
3.80
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 3 of 5 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 3 of 5 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 5 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 5 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 5 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 5 reviews 401(k) Match in 3 of 5 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 5 reviews Paid time off in 3 of 5 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 3 of 5 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 2 of 5 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 3 of 5 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 5 reviews No employee discounts No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 5 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 4 of 5 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 3 of 5 reviews
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  • 16.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Prior to going public it was a place focused on the employee. It was a place like no other i had worked. After going public and especially after merger with Cision it became more and more like a scene from the movie Brazil

Support from management

See above

Teamwork

We were always a good team no matter how dysfunctional the culture got

Freedom to work independently

We had a lot of discretion in how to approach our work

Internal Communication

Grading on a scale over my 13 years there. For most of that time i would give a 4. Quarterly meetings and approachable executives. By the end it was a 1 with managers and execs bold face lying and hiding from employees

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was the one of theoldest in company and it was never a factor

Career Development

None to speak of. No track for advancement

Work-Life Balance

Really good to begin with and never got that bad. Very rare occurence to have to work late or come in on weekends or holidays

Job Security

I was there for 13 years and left on my terms. But for many on my team after i left it was a muxj different experience. Original employees were largely purged in favor of the Cision team mbers

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT
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Company Culture

In its prime, the company was home as well as work, in a good way. The CEO had the right feelers out there to guide the social avenues correctly.

Support from management

In general, management was proactive and long viewed in approach. Some departments, not so much.

Freedom to work independently

Not a negative, just not generally part of the culture. More team focused.

Career Development

Management was the only real route for progression.

Job Security

None now. The company has merged with rival after rival, and is a ghost of its former self.

Suggestions for improvement

  • You erred terribly in putting Cision on top, and refused to listen when we said so. Build better, not expediently.

What I like about the company

In its heyday, it was inspiring. Very community focused, family friendly.

What I dislike about the company

With all the mergers, its soul is gone, replaced with other corporate visions every six to twelve months.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    PR/communication

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Support from management

Weekly team meetings that were meant to coach and guide, but did not help each individual to their own specific needs

Freedom to work independently

You were free to pursue what you wanted to and had to make your own schedule once you were at work

Career Development

Simple stepping-stone in gaining experience shortly out of college

Overall compensation for your work

Decent compensation for what you sold. Had base + commission.

Office / Work Environment

State of the art building with free coffee, free candy, on-site gym, spa rooms, board rooms, ping pong tables, and other games

Work-Life Balance

Very long work hours

Job Security

If you didn't hit your quota 3 months in a row, you were let go

Handicapped Accessibility

State of the art facilities

Inclusive / Diverse

Socially diverse

What I like about the company

Vocus has a great office with amazing amenities like a gym and table games. The atmosphere is collaborative and the workforce is young and energetic.

What I dislike about the company

The job stability, or lack thereof, was disappointing and the coaching and guidance from managers was very bad. The managers assigned to you barely had any more experience than you did and had just as little guidance from their own superiors. It was almost as if it was the blind leading the blind.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 28.Jun 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Learn how to run a business as a honorable human being.

What I like about the company

the facility was beautiful

What I dislike about the company

The CEO lied about not selling the company and said we had job security

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 17.Nov 2015
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Vocus, Inc.
  • City
    Beltsville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Internship in 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered